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Pirates Debut Super-Smooth Video Torrents

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Frame rate is a term used to describe the frequency that a device is able to capture or replay consecutive images required for the creation of moving video. If each image was played back, say, once per second, the viewer would see a series of static images, but by presenting...
Pirates Debut Super-Smooth Video Torrents

Tech Still One Step Ahead: New Service Downloads Torrents Directly To Dropbox

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Every time some sort of file sharing service is shut down or someone else is arrested, we hear the regular crew of supporters of the existing copyright regime declare victory. But, every time, people just shift to some other service and move on. None of it leads people to suddenly...
Tech Still One Step Ahead: New Service Downloads Torrents Directly To Dropbox

Top Torrent Sites Respect Copyright Takedowns, Just Like Google

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Entertainment industry groups including the RIAA and MPAA view BitTorrent sites as a major threat. The owners of BitTorrent sites, however, believe they do nothing wrong. In fact, to the surprise of many copyright holders they are very responsive when they are asked to remove infringing links. While it’s common...
Top Torrent Sites Respect Copyright Takedowns, Just Like Google
The Pirate Party forced to shut down its Pirate Bay proxy today

Italian Court Orders Nationwide Block of TorrentReactor and Torrents.net

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Italian authorities and the local music industry are continuing their war on piracy, resulting in a new blockade of two frequently visited BitTorrent sites. The Vallo della Lucania Court just issued an injunction that requires all Internet providers to block access to the domain names and IP-addresses of both TorrentReactor.net...
Italian Court Orders Nationwide Block of TorrentReactor and Torrents.net
The perverted world of webcam hackers

Dropbox Competitor Adds BitTorrent Support

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With dozens of million of users Dropbox is the leading cloud hosting and synchronization service. The convenience of dropping files into a folder to automatically sync them online and with other devices appeals to a large audience, but some want even more features. Earlier this year many BitTorrent users got...
Dropbox Competitor Adds BitTorrent Support

TorrentFreak's Top File-Sharing News Articles of 2012

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The past year has been an eventful one, starting with the historic SOPA and PIPA protests that carried over from 2011. Eventually both bills were defeated. Then there was the Megaupload raid and the indictment against the “Mega Conspiracy” which dominated the news the entire year and disrupted the file-hosting...
TorrentFreak's Top File-Sharing News Articles of 2012

Two Pirate Bay founders are MIA at Hack in the Box conference

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Get your conspiracy theories ready: Two founders of The Pirate Bay were due to speak at the Hack in the Box security conference in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, but didn't show up. The 3 p.m. speaking slot for Peter "brokep" Sunde and Fredrik "tiamo" Neij was canceled. Their talk...
Two Pirate Bay founders are MIA at Hack in the Box conference

Makers Of Minecraft Documentary Put It On The Pirate Bay, Despite High Profile Launch With Xbox

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Last week, I got an email from 2 Player Productions, the video game documentary filmmakers who have done a documentary on Mojang (makers of Minecraft) and who are working on the documentary about Double Fine making their new adventure game, which was part of super successful Kickstarter campaign (the Minecraft...
Makers Of Minecraft Documentary Put It On The Pirate Bay, Despite High Profile Launch With Xbox

uTorrent lands on Android phones

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BitTorrent Inc. released a beta version of uTorrent for Android Wednesday, making it possible for Android users to download torrents straight onto their mobile handsets and tablets. The new software, which works on Android 2.1 and up, comes with some basic search functionality as well as the ability to subscribe...
uTorrent lands on Android phones

I'll Download Game of Thrones from The Pirate Bay, Iron Sky Director Tells HBO

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It’s certainly been an eventful few days for smash-hit TV show Game of Thrones. On Sunday and just before the premiere of the new season, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo went further than almost anyone expected by admitting that piracy does have an upside. He described massive downloading of the...
I'll Download Game of Thrones from The Pirate Bay, Iron Sky Director Tells HBO

The Pirate Bay tosses all torrents

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One of the Internet's largest torrent-downloading sites is no longer offering torrents, but that doesn't mean the site is being shuttered. Now users can access files with magnet links. [Read more]...
The Pirate Bay tosses all torrents

File Sharing And Torrent Websites Now Legal In Spain

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File sharing just became legal in Spain, changing the rules on what is legal, and what is fair.In a court ruling that will surely shake the Spanish and European legal scene for years to come, a Spanish judge has today declared not only that sites containing links to copyrighted information are legal,...
File Sharing And Torrent Websites Now Legal In Spain

Italian Court Orders All ISPs To Block KickAssTorrents

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Early this year TorrentFreak published a shortlist of the world’s most popular torrent sites. Leading the pack was of course The Pirate Bay, but in third place came a site that over its relatively short life has been shooting up through the rankings. Founded in just three years ago in...
Italian Court Orders All ISPs To Block KickAssTorrents

DDoS-for-hire service works with blessing of FBI, operator says

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A website that accepts payment in exchange for knocking other sites offline is perfectly legal, the proprietor of the DDoS-for-hire service says. Oh, it also contains a backdoor that's actively monitored by the FBI. Ragebooter.net is one of several sites that openly accepts requests to flood sites with huge...
DDoS-for-hire service works with blessing of FBI, operator says

NZ Gets New 'Homeland' Episodes Less Than 4 Hours After US

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Despite windowing and regional restrictions being the international sign for "PIRATE ME!" many content providers continue to throw artificial locks on their offerings. Their potential viewers soon discover that "2 weeks out" in TV network time means "3 hours or less" in TorrentTime. If the content providers truly believe that...
NZ Gets New 'Homeland' Episodes Less Than 4 Hours After US

Get Gigabytes of Free, Legitimate Music from SXSW 2010 [Dealhacker]

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Every year music lovers from across the country head to Austin, Texas for SXSW, and for the past six of those years, SXSW has offered hundreds of DRM-free tracks from artists playing at SXSW—and it's all available via BitTorrent. Just head to the Home of the Unofficial SXSW torrents to...
Get Gigabytes of Free, Legitimate Music from SXSW 2010 [Dealhacker]

Blocked Pirate Bay Users Flock to Other Torrent Sites

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The Italian Pirate Bay case came to an end last week after a lengthy legal battle. The Court of Bergamo concluded that The Pirate Bay was engaging in criminal activity by linking to torrents that point to copyrighted material. The judge ordered all Italian ISPs to block the site’s DNS...
Blocked Pirate Bay Users Flock to Other Torrent Sites

BTjunkie 'voluntarily' shuts down

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Popular BitTorrent site closes in wake of demise of Megaupload, QuickSilverScreen and othersOne of the most popular BitTorrent sites, BTjunkie, has been "voluntarily" shut down in the wake of last month's closure of Megaupload.The operators of BTjunkie, which launched in 2005, said in a message on the site: "This is...
BTjunkie 'voluntarily' shuts down
BitTorrent introduces Torque, a JavaScript interface for in-browser downloads

Google Removes BTJunkie From Search Results

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Like most torrent sites, Google is no stranger to removing “copyright infringing” listings from its search results. Following up on complaints from the Chinese government and of course copyright holders, the company has been censoring its search results for years. The filtering process is not automated and DMCA takedown requests...
Google Removes BTJunkie From Search Results

Sky Broadband starts to block access to torrent site proxies, other ISPs likely to follow

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Sky Broadband has quietly started blocking access to proxy services that allow people in the UK to access torrent websites such as The Pirate Bay (TPB) and Kick Ass Torrents (KAT), previously closed off by a legal ruling. Since a High Court ruling in the UK in April 2012, the...
Sky Broadband starts to block access to torrent site proxies, other ISPs likely to follow

The Pirate Bay Moves Servers to The United States, F*ck Yeah...

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When The Pirate Bay ‘moved’ its operation to North Korea last month the site was heavily criticized for teaming up with such a dictatorial regime. In an attempt to right this wrong, the largest file-sharing site in the universe has teamed up with the only free nation left, the United...
The Pirate Bay Moves Servers to The United States, F*ck Yeah...

BREIN Cites Newzbin Defeat, Shuts Dutch Usenet Links Site

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Anti-piracy group BREIN is probably best known on a global scale for its work in forcing the closure of Netherlands-based BitTorrent indexer, Mininova. The closure of this huge site didn’t happen in isolation though, since operations against other, much smaller sites had earlier smoothed the way. BREIN’s tactics are fairly...
BREIN Cites Newzbin Defeat, Shuts Dutch Usenet Links Site

Buckling to industry pressure, UK High Court rules that ISPs must block three more torrent sites

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First it was pirate link-sharing site Newzbin 2, then it was the Pirate Bay, then the Promo Bay…now another three file-sharing sites have been added to UK ISPs’ block lists. While we knew it was probably coming, the BBC has just confirmed that the High Court has ruled that Kickass...
Buckling to industry pressure, UK High Court rules that ISPs must block three more torrent sites

Police Declare War on BitTorrent Sites, Operators and Users

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Last month RU-Center, Russia’s largest domain name registrar and web-hosting provider, was forced to shut down the domain of Torrents.ru, the country’s biggest torrent site with around 4 million users. The grounds for the seizure was a breach of Article 146 of the Criminal Code – “Illegal use of objects...
Police Declare War on BitTorrent Sites, Operators and Users
Mass Effect 3 leaked online

Torrents.ru Fights Back After Domain Seizure

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On February 18, 2010, RU-Center, Russia’s largest domain name registrar and web-hosting provider, pulled the plug on the Torrents.ru domain name, suspending it with immediate effect and leaving 4 million users and 1 million torrents homeless. A representative from RU-Center confirmed that the domain was blocked on the orders of...
Torrents.ru Fights Back After Domain Seizure

Download a Fresh Copy of The Pirate Bay, With Permission

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Despite numerous lawsuits and continuing pressure from the entertainment industries The Pirate Bay is still alive. However, even if the site was eradicated right now its contents wouldn’t be lost. Yesterday a new public copy of all the magnet links hosted on the world’s most famous BitTorrent site was made...
Download a Fresh Copy of The Pirate Bay, With Permission
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